Tourists are Coming Back!
It was a quiet summer.
With oil spill fears, economy woes and hot northern temperatures, Sarasota and Siesta Key were remarkably quiet. Although we rely on and love tourism, residents enjoyed a relatively peaceful summer- gorgeous crystal clear water, wide open sand and enough parking!
It seems, however, that overnight folks have remembered the powder sands and sweeping views; perhaps spurred on by low interest rates and low prices. Siesta Key, once headed for “rich and famous” status, has again returned to its status as paradise for everyone – and everyone is noticing. (Check out our Siesta Key Webcam!)
The Key is busy with joggers and bikers; local restaurants like Captain Curt’s, The Lobster Pot and Siesta Key Oyster Bar are seeing brisk business. The Siesta Key Drum Circle is drawing thousands on Sunday nights, and nightly sunsets are still the best show in town.
Sarasota real estate is picking up rapidly, and Siesta Key buyers are out in force. Popular complexes include the Palm Bay Club, Sarasota Gulf & Racquet and Midnight Cove – but there are many places to explore. Whether bay side or on the Gulf, beach cottage or wooded paradise, Siesta Key has a home for you – and its more affordable than ever.
Siesta’s beaches are world famous. Far and away, Siesta Key Beach is the most popular – but other beaches like Crescent, Shell and Turtle Beach have their following and rightly so – they offer the same tropical beaches and drop-dead water views.
Heron Lagoon provides awesome fishing and boating access; while Siesta Key’s intricate series of canals connects even inland homes with the open Gulf. From Bay Isles on North Siesta to The Pointe down south, Siesta Key is an amazingly beautiful place .
Isn’t it time you visited?